Final Fantasy creator says, "…I don't like Ken Kutaragi."

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the hit RPG franchise Final Fantasy, spewed his disapproval of the PS3 by saying it is too hard to develop for and also tossed in a few raspberries at Microsoft’s Xbox 360 for good measure.

As far as the PS3 was concerned, Sakaguchi didn’t like the machine or the "father of the PlayStation," who just recently announced his retirement. "The machine’s architecture is tricky, and I don’t like Ken Kutaragi," he said.

In his opinion, Microsoft needed some major help in marketing games to the Japanese gaming community. "Microsoft has to change its marketing strategy in Japan. There are a lot of excellent games on the 360, far better games than what’s on the Wii or PS3. But not a lot of people in Japan have a clear idea what games like Gears of War are all about." He gave an example of this weakness by pointing to Microsoft’s newest ad campaign. "Just look at the Windows Vista commercial – it’s terrible."

As for the Wii, he was more positive by saying the machine was "intriguing."

[Electronic Gaming Monthly via GameIndustry]


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